our first visit to Sandals

May 6th, 2002, 05:52 PM
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our first visit to Sandals

We just booked our first trip to sandals!!! We decided on royal carribean over montego bay because we thought we might like the bit smaller property we have booked a premium grade room. We are in our mid forties but want to experience some of the night life is the Montego property close enough that we can enjoy the disco there? also all the literature says there is 24 hr. room service for the suite catagories do the lesser catagories have at least some hours of room service? I would love to hear from anyone who has stayed on this property and feel free to send along some pics!!!! I probably have lots more questions but this will do to start.

Thank you!!
May 6th, 2002, 06:04 PM
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Hi Charis, it's not close enough to walk to the other resort but there is a shuttle van that runs between the 2 hotels to take you back and forth. I never stayed at Royal Caribbean but hear that it's nice. Been to Sandals Mo Bay though and think you should spend time at both resorts! Have fun-when are you going?
May 7th, 2002, 04:38 AM
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Stayed at Sandals Montego Bay in December and have stayed at Royal Caribbean 2x in the last year and a half. Preferred Mobay because of the beach and very accommodating staff. Was not thrilled with the food at Royal Caribbean but you can eat at the other property because of the exchange privileges. The Royal Caribbean is VERY quiet - not as good entertainment as Mobay.
May 7th, 2002, 11:07 AM
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In my opinion, you have made a great choice. Our first visit to Sandals (& Jamaica) was just over 2 weeks ago and we went to the Royal Caribbean (got married there as well!). Yes, the Royal is a bit more relaxed than Montego Bay, but it is all what you are used to. It was a hard decision for us but are quite happy that we chose the RC. We found the food to be excellent, service and entertainment were good as well. We were booked in a Premium room as well and got upgraded to a Grande Luxe (1 room upgrade). The room was quite nice, in the Caernarvon Block, which is beside the front entrance. It was not noisy at all, except for the peacock outside our room! The only room service you will get in a non-suite category room is Continental Breakfast each morning, but you have to place your card on your door before 2 am. Keep in mind too that Montego Bay is RIGHT beside the airport, and the noise from the airplanes taking off can be quite loud if you are not used to it. Definitely take advantage of the free shuttles between Sandals Inn, Royal Caribbean and Montego Bay if just to check the other resorts out (the last shuttle is at midnight but the resorts are about 10 minutes away from each other so taxi wouldn't be a problem). Also don't forget about the offshore island, Sandals Cay, at Royal Caribbean! They serve a lunch buffet over there now. You won't be disappointed with your decision!!! Have a fantastic trip!
May 7th, 2002, 01:10 PM
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Just returned from both properties about 2 months ago.We loved MB but found Royal Caribbean a bit to low key for us. Sandals is great and you will love it! email me if you have any ?'s.
May 7th, 2002, 03:46 PM
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We live in Las Vegas Nev. I work in one of the larger casino's I think that might be one of the reasons we choose a bit smaller hotel. We live close to the airport in Vegas so I wanted also to be a bit furthur from the airport. We understand taxi's and shuttles!! It is so nice to hear such positive things!!! Thanks to all who replied!!
Aug 28th, 2002, 08:48 AM
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Just booked a vacation to Sandals Montego Bay and have just learned that it is right next to the airport! Is it really that bad? We booked a honeymoon suite and are so looking forward to this vacation. Please be honest.
Aug 28th, 2002, 10:44 AM
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We stayed at MoBay and if you went out the back door of our room it looked onto the runway. In the week we were there only one plane scared the bejesus out of us. One early departure...the rest of the time I didn't notice them, and they also have this thing where you wave to the plane cause they are leaving the beautiful island and all that jazz.
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